Man charged with murder in niece’s death

Rana Husseini; 2/12/09

Criminal Prosecutor Ali Abu Zeid on Monday charged a 30-year-old man with the premeditated murder of his niece in an Amman neighbourhood, official sources said. The 19-year-old victim, who was not identified by officials, was reportedly shot eight times in the head and legs by her uncle at her home on Sunday, one source said. “The suspect left the house and was arrested the following day by police while at his home,” the source told The Jordan Times.Upon questioning, the uncle told the police that he killed his niece to “cleanse his family’s honour”, the source added.